How to cancel background noise in FaceTime Call?

December 24, 2021

Even while working from home or connecting with friends, keeping the background noise on both ends of calls to a minimum is essential. The FaceTime Voice Isolation is a smart feature that lets you cancel any background noise in FaceTime call and keep the conversation going over. Let’s find how to enable it to limit distractions in your video calls.

FaceTime Call iOS

How to remove background noise in FaceTime call?

When engaging in serious FaceTime calls, the first thing you want to deal with is background noise because even the noise of shuffling papers or slamming doors can distract others. This can interrupt your communication session or bring it to a complete halt. If you don’t want this to happen, read along to find how to remove background noise in FaceTime call.

  1. Open your Recents contact list.
  2. Make a FaceTime video call by selecting a contact.
  3. Open Control Centre.
  4. Tap Mic Mode.
  5. Select Voice Isolation.
  6. Switch back to your FaceTime Call.

Instantly, you’ll notice that the background noise is suppressed completely.

What does voice isolation do?

Voice isolation is a unique technology based on Artificial Intelligence. It suppresses the ambient noise in the background and prioritizes only the primary voices in a conversation. That way, it enhances the quality of any conversation taking place in a noisy surrounding.  When enabled, it can differentiate between the core person talking and the light murmur in the background.

How do you get rid of background noise on FaceTime?

You can turn on Voice Isolation mode for a FaceTime video call to get rid of the background noise. For this, go to your Recents contact list and choose a contact.

FaceTime Screen
FaceTime Screen

Make the FaceTime audio/video call and open the Control Centre (swipe down from the top of the screen).

FaceTime Mic Mode
FaceTime Mic Mode

Tap the Mic Mode. A new screen with the following options should appear –

  • Standard.
  • Voice Isolation.
  • Spectrum.
  • then select Voice Isolation.
Remove Background Noise In FaceTime Call
Remove Background Noise In FaceTime Call

Select the Voice Isolation mode to enable any background noise cancellation. Once done, ambient noise from the surrounding will be filtered out and others will be able to hear your voice loud and clear. It’s a handy shortcut and a better alternative to switching between mute & unmute scenarios every now and then.


At any point, if you feel like allowing your voice and all the sounds around you to be heard in a FaceTime call, enable the Wide Spectrum mode from the above list.

Hope that makes sense!

Source - Apple.


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